Multimedia artist, architect, actionist-performer, researcher and lecturer. Born in the city of Kerch, Crimea peninsula. Graduated with Master degree from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv.
Her recent works include numerous exhibitions, actions, performances, sculptures and videos in Ukraine and abroad. Maria has exhibited twice at the Saatchi Gallery, was invited to a two-month residency at the Liverpool Biennale as well as to the Pasinger Fabrik and Ebenbockhouse cultural centers by the Munich Ministry of Culture. In December 2019, Maria received a special scholarship-award of master’s theses of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Konsfack, Stockholm, Sweden.
The core of the work is the artist’s body, its perpetuation, transformation and disintegration.
The series “Memento Mori” (“Remember that you will die”) consists of 7 green molds created through the process of removing shapes from the body of the artist in epoxy resin. All figures are located in the open air, so every day they transform and mutate into living houses for insects and forest animals.